Indian Country investment a priority of infrastructure plan
April 21, 2021
WASHINGTON – Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said last week.
Buttigieg, in a call with reporters last Monday to discuss the plan, said the need to improve 20th-century infrastructure on the lands of nearly 575 tribes has been ignored by the federal government for years.
“A lot of parts of Indian country have been on the short end of … infrastructure investment maintenance, over the years,” Buttigieg said.